flu

  • Could this new drug be the way to combat the flu virus

    The worst flu season in years has health professionals scrambling to find ways to combat the virus. In Japan, one company says it has developed a treatment that kills the flu in a day, and a doctor in the U.S. is exploring the use of ultraviolet light to kill the virus.   The...
  • Tamiflu may have odd side effects, particularly in children, experts say

      Tamiflu may have odd side effects, experts say   INDIANAPOLIS — In the throes of one of the most severe flu seasons in recent years, renewed attention is being paid to the suggestion that one of the few medications to treat the virus may not be right for every patient...
  • High School student dies from flu complications

    CHAMBLEE, Ga. – DeKalb County Schools confirmed Monday one of their students has died from the flu. Miguel Martinez died over the weekend from complications due to the flu, according to family members. Sitting in Miguel Martinez’s living room, Samuel Yerena cannot believe his friend is gone. The teens...
  • P!nk’s Super Bowl National Anthem Performance on the Line Due to Flu

    P!nk‘s got the flu — the nasty flu that’s been spreading and intensifying this season — and her illness could keep her from singing “The Star-Spangled Banner” on Super Bowl Sunday. Sources close to Super Bowl LII production tell TMZ … P!nk had a really tough time making it...
  • Woman sent home from hospital with flu passes away

    On Saturday, January 13, Tandy Harmon was an energetic maid of honor, running around with her best friend and making last-minute wedding preparations. Harmon didn’t make it to the wedding. That Monday — just two days after feeling fine — she was so sick that she went to the...
  • Girl, 15, dies of the flu days after testing NEGATIVE for the deadly virus

    Kira Molina, 15, died of liver failure on Tuesday after coming down with the flu She went to the doctor last week where a rapid flu test came up negative  On Sunday Kira was found unconscious in her home and airlifted to and Atlanta hospital where she died of...
  • Flu season getting worse: Death toll rises to 37 children

    ATLANTA – A deadly flu epidemic spreading across the nation has now claimed the lives of 37 children, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Friday. “I’m sadden to tell you there have been seven more pediatric death reported just this week, a total of 37 so far...
  • Health officials: 12 deaths in Georgia from flu

    ATLANTA – The Georgia Department of Public Health said Monday 12 people have died from complications of the flu. Medical experts said the virus is mainly affecting young children and the elderly. Officials also said more than 400 people have been hospitalized because of the flu so far this...
  • Natural remedies to fight the flu

    ATLANTA – At Little Five Points Pharmacy in Atlanta, Ira Katz is seeing a lot of folks with flu symptoms.   Some want Tamiflu, others are looking for an over-the-counter remedy. But when Katz felt the flu coming on a couple of weeks ago, he didn’t use either of...